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MDA: Homeland missile defence system's first salvo firing hits target MDA: Homeland missile defence system's first salvo firing hits target
- March 27, 2019

The target launched from Kwajalein Atoll in the Pacific Ocean while the interceptors launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base , California. Officials said the other system "looked at the resulting debris and remaining objects, and, not finding any other re-entry vehicles, selected the next "most lethal object" it could identify, and struck that". (more...)
Arrest in violent kidnapping of Chinese student in Markham, Ont. Arrest in violent kidnapping of Chinese student in Markham, Ont.
- March 27, 2019

Lu unharmed and time to seek legal counsel and turn yourself in", Pattenden said. Police said they are searching for three other suspects involved in the alleged kidnapping. Police say Lu's family have been notified and are on their way to Canada. Surveillance video from the building captured Lu being shocked multiple times with the stun gun and then forced into the van. (more...)
Pompeo Announces New Bans on Use of Taxpayer Dollars for Foreign Abortions Pompeo Announces New Bans on Use of Taxpayer Dollars for Foreign Abortions
- March 27, 2019

Pompeo called those arrangements 'back-door funding schemes and end-runs around our policy'. Tuesday's clampdown, he told reporters in a brief press conference, is a bid to 'continue to meet our critical global health goals, including providing health care for women, while refusing to subsidize the killing of unborn babies'. (more...)
Seoul says some North Korean officials back at liaison office Seoul says some North Korean officials back at liaison office
- March 27, 2019

South Korea's Unification Ministry said some North Korean staff members were working at the liaison office on Monday and the two sides held a consultation. The State Department declined to comment on Biegun's schedule. But the failure by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump to reach agreement in Hanoi last month on walking back Pyongyang's nuclear programme in exchange for relaxation of the measures against it has raised questions over the future of the process. (more...)
Southwest Airlines 737 Max 8 makes emergency landing in Florida Southwest Airlines 737 Max 8 makes emergency landing in Florida
- March 27, 2019

Days after the the Ethiopian Airlines crash, a number of countries including China, India, Egypt, Vietnam and European Union states began blocking the Boeing 737 Max 8 from their airspace. If pilots do not act hastily enough, attempts to disable the system can be too late. At least some of the simulator flights happened on Saturday in Renton, Washington , where the 737 Max is built. (more...)
Canadian snowbirds found dead in Florida sparks investigation Canadian snowbirds found dead in Florida sparks investigation
- March 27, 2019

A neighbour who was anxious about the couple's absence for a few days went to their mobile home and found the door was unlocked. Finally, a neighbor knocked on their door at 770 Birdie Lane around 5:40 p.m. A $3,000 reward is now offered for any tips leading to an arrest. Barbara Dyer at 954-321-4262 or Crime Stoppers online or by dialling 954-493-TIPS (8477). (more...)
United States to overhaul air safety in wake of Boeing 737 Max crashes United States to overhaul air safety in wake of Boeing 737 Max crashes
- March 26, 2019

China suspended a so-called airworthiness certificate for Boeing Co's 737 Max jet, saying it needs to review a proposed modification before determining whether the plane is safe to fly after two recent crashes . A Boeing spokesman said it the company was "aware of the incident and supporting our customer". Following the Lion Air crash, pilots sat down with Boeing executives to complain they had not been given any information about the new MCAS system. (more...)
Moscow flies troops and equipment into Venezuela Moscow flies troops and equipment into Venezuela
- March 26, 2019

El Nacional had said a day earlier that Javier Mayorca, a Venezuelan journalist, had tweeted about the arrival of the 99 Russian military personnel headed by Maj. "Such cynicism on the part of a country like the United States", wrote Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza on Twitter . But he said, "the intention of Venezuela's far-right is to attack, generate anxiety and anguish, in order to seize power and steal all our resources". (more...)
In an unusual bid, MPs take over Brexit process from Theresa May
- March 26, 2019

MPs scheduled a series of " indicative votes " for tomorrow, created to assess which way Parliament wants to go and whether there's a Brexit Plan B or C or D that could command a majority. Ex-Industry minister Richard Harringtonpublished his letter on Twitter: "I regret that the government's approach to Brexit is playing roulette with the lives and livelihoods of the vast majority of people in this country who are employed by or otherwise depend on business for their livelihood". (more...)
Trump admin says entire Affordable Care Act should be struck down Trump admin says entire Affordable Care Act should be struck down
- March 26, 2019

The Texas judge's ruling is sure to be appealed all the way to the Supreme Court, where, if upheld, it would upend the nation's health care system. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the administration's stance amounted to "all-out war on the health care of the American people". Finally, the filing is further evidence that Republicans have no meaningful, widely shared health care vision of their own : The Trump administration is now saying it supports the legal equivalent of repeal ... (more...)
Trump deems media 'Enemy of the People' over Mueller probe Trump deems media 'Enemy of the People' over Mueller probe
- March 26, 2019

Trump's offensive came as Democrats made a new push for the Mueller report to be released. Anyway, let's just see the whole report, shall we? "It's hard to obstruct a crime that never took place", Sanders told the USA -based cable news network, CNN. (more...)
EU's controversial copyright law has been approved EU's controversial copyright law has been approved
- March 26, 2019

Despite an intense debate in parliament, MEPs meeting in Strasbourg ended up passing the draft law with 348 votes in favour, 274 against, and 36 abstentions. Effectively, the ruling would allow a movie studio could go after a negative review on YouTube by claiming copyright violation - YouTube even set up a page past year explaining how Article 13 would harm content creators. (more...)
Iraq parliament votes to sack official after ferry sinking Iraq parliament votes to sack official after ferry sinking
- March 26, 2019

Over 100 people have died when a ferry capsized in northern Iraq. His two deputies were also fired during a vote in the national assembly. Foreign Office spokesperson in a statement said the government and people of Pakistan are grieved on the tragic loss of precious lives, including women and children at the start of Nouruz celebrations. (more...)
Airbus wins China order for 300 new jets Airbus wins China order for 300 new jets
- March 26, 2019

Xi Jinping also agreed in the assessment that there is competition between the European Union and China but added that it is a positive competition. Airbus said in a statement it signed an agreement with China Aviation Supplies Holding Company covering the purchase by Chinese airlines of Airbus aircraft including 290 A320 planes, and ten A350 XWB jets. (more...)
Democrats push for Mueller report to Congress by next week, Republicans resist Democrats push for Mueller report to Congress by next week, Republicans resist
- March 26, 2019

Chuck Schumer, Nadler called on the Justice Department to release Mueller's full report to Congress and American public. "So, I think the suspicions that have been had by both the Democrats in Congress and people across the country are completely valid". (more...)
Lindsey Graham Tweets Ominous Message to Jim Comey: 'See You Soon' Lindsey Graham Tweets Ominous Message to Jim Comey: 'See You Soon'
- March 26, 2019

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), who chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee, sent an ominous message directly to former FBI Director James Comey late Sunday, hours after Attorney General William Barr informed Congress of the "principle conclusions" from special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation . (more...)
Pentagon authorizes $1B for Trump's border wall Pentagon authorizes $1B for Trump's border wall
- March 26, 2019

Frustrated by Congress's refusal to provide the budget he sought to build a border wall, Trump declared a national emergency last month in order to bypass lawmakers to unlock $8bn in funding. Mr. Shanahan says the Corps' focus will be on blocking "drug-smuggling corridors". He noted that the installation of lighting would include embedded cameras. (more...)
Flash floods in southern Iran kill at least 17, injure 74 Flash floods in southern Iran kill at least 17, injure 74
- March 26, 2019

Hardline cleric Raisi lost the 2017 presidential election, when Rouhani was re-elected. Iranian New Year , or Nowruz, started on March 21, and Shiraz was a popular destination for many tourists from within the country. Heavy rains outside Shiraz triggered the sudden flooding, according to Mr Koulivand. Some 94 were injured in the city in Fars province. Shiraz was not the only city inundated by heavy floods in Iran in the past few days. (more...)
Suspending new donations: Sackler Trust halts United Kingdom donations over opioid crisis outcry Suspending new donations: Sackler Trust halts United Kingdom donations over opioid crisis outcry
- March 26, 2019

The Guggenheim Museum in NY has stated it received a total of $9 million in gifts from the Mortimer D. Sackler family between 1995 and 2015, but haven't received any contributions from the Sackler family since. The group's mission statement asks that "museums, universities, and educational institutions worldwide remove Sackler signage and publicly refuse future funding from the Sacklers". (more...)
Rahul promises Rs 72K minimum income to 25 cr poor Rahul promises Rs 72K minimum income to 25 cr poor
- March 26, 2019

Indian opposition leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday vowed a "final assault on poverty" in India if elected prime minister in May, promising a minimum income for tens of millions of the country's poorest. "It is doable and we are going to do it", the Congress President said. Modi's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party ( BJP ) dismissed the plan as an enticement on which Congress can not deliver. (more...)
Venezuela's Maduro Accuses Guaido of Assassination Plot Venezuela's Maduro Accuses Guaido of Assassination Plot
- March 26, 2019

The vice president pointed out how the US has responded to the ongoing situation in Venezuela by sanctioning government officials, blocking them from taking USA dollars from its state-owned oil company PDVSA and providing more than 525 metric tons of food aid. (more...)
New Zealand PM launches major inquiry into Christchurch attack New Zealand PM launches major inquiry into Christchurch attack
- March 26, 2019

Jacinda Ardern is feeling the emotional impacts of the Christchurch attack "very deeply". Opposition leaders have blamed Ardern and her government for the alleged deteriorating relations with China, and said that ties were at the worst ever. (more...)
Father Of Sandy Hook Shooting Victim Found Dead Father Of Sandy Hook Shooting Victim Found Dead
- March 26, 2019

Connecticut's Chief Medical Examiner's office is expected to confirm the cause of death later on Monday, police said . Lieutenant Aaron Bahamonde , a spokesman for the Newtown Police Department , told the Washington Post that Richman's death "puts Newtown back into the spotlight again". (more...)
Family behind Krispy Kreme, Panera Bread admits to Nazi ties Family behind Krispy Kreme, Panera Bread admits to Nazi ties
- March 26, 2019

The father and son, who died in 1954 and 1984, did not talk about the Nazi era and the family had thought that all of the company's connection to the Nazis had been revealed in a 1978 report, Harf said. Many German companies have acknowledged using slave laborers during the Nazi era and have conducted their own independent investigations. The German government apportioned 10 billion marks in 2000 (approximately 5.1 billion euro; approximately 5.8 billion USD) to fund investigations into ... (more...)
Trump hints at payback for 'evil' enemies over Mueller report Trump hints at payback for 'evil' enemies over Mueller report
- March 26, 2019

The conclusion of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election and possible collusion by then-candidate Donald Trump's campaign has networks scrambling to provide comprehensive coverage. (more...)

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